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Excessive noise There is excessive noises when washing/rinsing the dishes. Do I need to take the wash unit apart? Does anyone know how? Thanks

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  • stuart shanken Jun 11, 2007

    You mention removing the sides. My built in dishwasher doesn'tt have sides. Do you mean accessing from below? How do I check the filter?

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There may be a obstruction in the wash pump or the wash pump is damaged or on the way out. the wash pump is located in the base and is accessable from removing the sides. it will be a big job being an integrated unit. check also under the filters to see any debris.

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  • tony howlett Jun 12, 2007

    yep sorry thats what i meant, the filters will be the ones inside the bottom of the unit, under there is the entrance to the wash pump where you may have had an item squeeze through.
    the wash pump will be a fairly sizeable unit underneath. tone.

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